Check out what some of our Bees have to say about Bee The Wellness.
Retreats And Adventures
Exactly What I Needed
"I remember when Amber and I put the deposit down on the retreat to Costa Rica (just over a year ago). The long wait was frustrating but the experience was well worth it. Whitewater rafting, standup paddleboarding, home cooked Paleo meals, and human connection. I am always nervous meeting people for the first time; especially on a retreat (HINT: There's nowhere to run!). No matter how beautiful the backdrop, it is the people that make or break a retreat. The group of individuals I met could not have been nicer, sweeter, or more accommodating. My one regret is that I did not completely immerse myself in the experience. I held myself back for a variety of personal reasons. But you know what? It was okay. Adam, Vanessa, and my fellow Bees allowed me to "bee" myself. It was a zero judgement zone. I was able to participate in the activities I wanted and stayed behind when I wasn't feeling up to it. After being back in the states for a couple of weeks, I realized that was exactly what I needed. Now, after putting a deposit down for the Big Bear retreat in October, I am ready to jump in feet first and immerse myself in the Bee the Wellness retreat experience." 
-James Hunter 
Everything Was Taken Care Of
"The Bee the Wellness Costa Rica retreat was an amazing vacation! I found out about the trip in a roundabout way so I did not know any other bees before I went. However, it didn't matter. As expected, everyone was very friendly and inclusive and there is no way to not have fun on this trip. I loved that I didn't have to arrange anything! Everything was taken care of - the travel to and from the airport, all our day trips, food, snacks, even pictures! The estate was unbelievable. The rooms were large and comfortable and fitted with a/c and fans. The pool was a heaven, everything was so comfortable. The outdoor dining was a pleasure and the food was spectacular. I don't think I ever left a bite behind. The day trips were perfect - paddleboarding, surfing, hiking in the jungle, whitewater rafting, sailing, snorkeling, mangrove tour and swimming in the ocean. Every day was a dream. I would definitely go again and would recommend it to anyone!" 
-Nicole W.
Can't say enough good things
"Traveling alone to a retreat, out of the country, with people I've never met is something that is definitely outside of my comfort zone. I had no idea what to expect going into this. What I found was an amazing group of people that welcomed me into their tribe and a incredible experience that I will never forget. The Costa Rica adventure retreat is nothing short of amazing. Everything from your meals to activities is completely planned out re-leaving you from the normal stress of planning and decision making that accompanies most "vacations". This allows you to fully immerse yourself in the experience and enjoy and soak up All The Things that this trip has to offer. The experience checks all of the boxes. Adventure - Mindfullness - Rest - Community - Mobility. The activities are perfectly balanced between adrenaline and chillaxation. Adam and Vanessa could not have been better hosts for this retreat. Mobility workshops and meditation sessions were on point. I can't say enough good things about this retreat. I would say once in a lifetime, but I am positive I will be returning. When the trip opens up, you better get your spot ASAP or I am taking it!!!!" 
-Allen F.
Loved this experience
"This is not just any ole “find like-minded people and sure it sounds good so I’ll go for it retreat…not hardly - this is a once in a lifetime adventure…with the bonus that all the food is Paleo/ Primal!”
The hosts Adam and Vanessa Lambert are passionate about wellness and have put together a vacation/retreat/experience that has not been duplicated by others. Activities included paddle boarding/kayaking, whitewater river rafting, a local-color mangrove tour and sunset sailing. While all these activities were amazing, the highlight of the week was the meal conversations. Like-minded souls warmly shared their paleo journey, their challenges and victories, and perspectives on the direction of the movement, all while dining on the most amazing food. No stone was unturned with wide ranging dinner topics, covering sleep, exercise strategies, cooking, latest and best books, podcasts, web sites and other valuable resources.
This retreat is a must if you are new to the paleo community, looking for a jump start back to the paleo lifestyle or just want to go to Costa Rica and be with warm & loving individuals who want the best for you. The private estate exceeded our expectations and the food was fantastic. We highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a Costa Rican get away with benefits!
We loved this experience and look forward to another adventure with Adam and Nesta!"  
-Kevin & Tina W
right mix of authenticity & familiarity
"Not overprogrammed, but thoughtfully programmed. Off the beaten path, but comfortable the whole time. The right mix of authenticity and familiarity. Adam and Vanessa have a way of bringing adventure to the table that you can enjoy on your terms. 

Vanessa and Adam made me feel so welcome and special at the retreat. I had invented for myself the idea that I was going to heading into a mildly cultish environment, i.e. had to have specific eating habits, had to be a certain size, had to be an accomplished athlete, etc. But I truly realized throughout the course of the week that Bee The Wellness is about encouraging wellness, wherever one happens to be in their life, and in whatever form best befits that person. Never for one second did I feel judged or cornered into a prescribed behavior. Every single person on the retreat was lovely, funny, kind and adventurous. And what a spectacular place to experience all kinds of new activities! I cannot recommend these retreats enough if you need to come up for some air. "
-Aimme Brosnan
nourishing to my soul
"This was my Fifth Retreat with Bee The Wellness and I keep coming back for more! The Retreats are all so amazing and Costa Rica has been one of my favorites as it is not only a Paleo Adventure Retreat but it is also a vacation with like minded friends! Adam and Vanessa Lambert do it right! The retreats run with such ease that you have nothing to worry about from the time you arrive until you leave. Everything is planned out from activities, paleo meals cooked by our own Personal Chef and relaxing down time where you get to hang out and talk and get to know all the amazing people that are on the trip. There are also mobility sessions daily and one of my favorite times of the day every night before bed a guided meditation by Vanessa to reflect on life and what happened during the day and during the retreat. The retreats are a time for me to get away from my every day life of being a stay at home mom and where I can go to be with my tribe. Adam and Vanessa lead the way for all of us to be part of something bigger then all of us and make you feel so welcome you become family and go home with a bunch of new friends that become so important to your life. For me it has become so much more then a trip and adventure activities, it is a deep dive to do things I never thought I would do such as zip line or surf and be able to open up with people that understand and are all on the same journey in life. I cannot say enough good things about the Bee The Wellness Paleo Retreats as well as Adam and Vanessa Lambert and hope to be able to continue to attend as many as I can. This is something that has become so nourishing to my soul and I cannot wait until the next Adventure! Pura Vida!!!"
-Jennifer Argondizza
exceeded my expectations
"It exceeded my expectations. I had been to Primal Con, but never had such an intimate experience where I really feel like I got to know the other participants. The wonderful thing is to meet people and realize how much we all had in common. Great to be able to bond with like-minded souls. This truly was a life changing weekend for me in mind, body and soul. **Also, I think a really important thing to know is that it is really great going solo. I was afraid I might be left out not being there with a partner or friend, but I totally did not feel that at all. I felt really comfortable knowing that other people were also there on their own and that you didn’t have to “have somebody” to do all the activities. Sometimes it’s intimidating to travel to something like this on your own without the security blanket of having a friend along with you, but I can safely say that I never felt alone or not part of the group and it was great that other people were there on their own as well!"
-Janine H
fun, welcoming, supportive
"We had an incredible experience with Bee the Wellness in Costa Rica! We chose this vacation because it had an impressive balance of unique activities, gorgeous surroundings and outstanding food, and we were not disappointed. Every detail was taken care of for us, which was just what we wanted and needed. Vanessa and Adam are fun, welcoming, supportive, knowledgeable, and total rock stars at putting together an amazing adventure. Activities are accessible to a wide range of ability levels, and significant dietary restrictions were taken seriously and accommodated beautifully. Many thanks, Adam and Vanessa!! We recommend your adventures without hesitation! "
-Amy and Damon C.
filled with positive energy
"I arrived home one week ago tonight from a most amazing experience - The Big Bear Transformational Retreat.
Since then, each day, and I've told at least two friends or family members about four days and evenings filled with positive energy. The retreat included a team of knowledgeable, experienced, wellness coaches, and an extremely talented (and fun!) Paleo chef who prepared beautiful, nutritious meals. Probably, the most incredible part was meeting new, "like-minded" friends with a goal of becoming our best selves!! We hiked, kayaked, lifted weights, and did daily Vitamoves!! Let me add...I was the oldest participant and totally felt a part of the group, where mindset - not chronological age, is the common denominator. Adam, Vanessa, and Angelo made this (and future) retreat experiences irresistible. Thank you Beethewellness!"
-Pattie H.
inspirational journey
"This retreat was a whole new experience for me and I absolutely loved it. Being able to go to a place with people who are all on the same path in life is amazing. Learning what works for yourself/others and being able to take the knowledge home with you is a truly amazing opportunity. You will make life long friends on this inspirational journey."
helped me stay the course
"The trips really cement your purpose and intentions, whether it's your nutrition or movement or mindset. You meet and bond with such awesome people. I think that when I've had a rough time and felt less positive about my ability to stick with a healthy life, the connections I feel towards my trip-Bees has helped me stay the course."
-Virginia R
loved the feel
"I truly cannot say enough about my transformation retreat. I feel healthy, strong and hope to continue on this same path. I loved the feel of the whole weekend. It was like spending time with your smartest friends and learning from them through play. I loved it all and I can't wait to see you all again. THANK YOU!!!!!!"
-Liz Cohn
Don't miss this opportunity
"Don't miss this opportunity! The entire crew is amazing and extremely passionate. They provided the perfect blend of education/healthy eating / goal setting and working out, with plenty of time for fun and relaxation. Making this commitment and applying what you learn…will positively change your life for the better."
-Joe Palonis
it will change your life
"I am trying to put into words how I feel about the past week that was spent in Costa Rica with Adam and Vanessa and our fellow bees. Walking into a place where there are 18 other people that you have never met and all of coming from different walks of life and different path, it’s really intimidating but by the end of the week I walked out with 18 new friends and even a few soul friends. I am so grateful I said screw it to adulting for a week and allowed myself to come and play. With more retreats coming up, I just have to say this. Find a way to get to one, it will change your life!" 
-Rebecca T
Love, love, loved the experience
"The food was delicious, and plentiful! The accommodations were lovely and offered a variety of spaces indoor and out. The coaches were great! Helpful, patient, informative and fun! Love, love, loved the experience!"
-Meg M.
Authentic Self
truly a life changing experience
"I completely recommend the Authentic Self program! It has helped me resolve things that I was stuck on in the past, grow in the knowledge of who I am and move forward to create a life I love. It’s worth the work! The love and support given from Vanessa, Marie and my classmates has made all the difference in my successes. It’s truly a life changing experience!"
-Meg M
make progress toward your dreams
"If you want to grow very deeply, take your life more seriously and make progress toward your dreams, be part of this program. This gave me confidence to take several huge leaps of faith and change my ways of handling stress so I could make big life changes."
a source of inspiration and support
"Authentic Self has been a source of inspiration and support for me in my personal life journey. The daily affirmations are such a part of my daily life now and the opportunity to connect with others on the same journey as well as our coach, Vanessa, has been a pleasure and has supported my growth."
-Sheila F
I have emerged such a better person
"I started this program hoping to learn how to deal with my stress in a more positive way. I have come away from this program a more thoughtful, at peace person than I ever dreamed! There were many painful, uncomfortable and difficult areas that were addressed. With the encouragement that was given by the other selfies and leaders of AS, I have emerged such a better person. I have learned how to deal with the stress, how to be more productive and how to laugh at yourself and really mean it."
-Shelbie P.
I highly recommend it
"It encourages you to find your journey and pursue it. I was looking for a new positive way to start my day. Authentic Self provided that and so much more. I highly recommend it."
-Gay Lynn H
I'm so excited about the the future.
"I've confronted and beaten lifelong demons, tackled relationship issues and have made huge improvements to my physical and mental health. My confidence and self worth has grown so much. AS has been a wonderful journey for me. It's challenged me, made me face and deal with my fears and given me the confidence to be my true self. I'm in such a better place emotionally and physically from when I started and I'm so excited about the the future."
-F. H.
My heart is bursting with joy
"Read the program description. Believe every word. If any of it resonates with you, jump in without hesitation. If it doesn't, jump in anyway. You've got 60 days to assess, but don't plan on utilizing it. Go all in. Keep an open mind, trust the process, let your guard down and participate. The program changed me and in ways I never expected. It's what true self-improvement is. I improved parts of myself that I didn't even know was there, let alone, needing improvement. The program has helped me be more mindful. That’s the first step of anything. How can you understand yourself, love yourself, live within yourself and discover your authentic self if you don’t even begin to take twice of yourself. I couldn’t be more pleased with the program. My heart is bursting with joy." 
-David W.
people who are so supportive
"I don’t know what I thought when I signed up for this course. I knew I was unhappy in my life and had given up on most of my goals and was having a very hard time doing the things I needed to do for my own health so when I saw the ad I thought why not. I am truly a different person today. I may not have achieved my goals but I have a way forward and a mindset that is completely different after the year. I know what I can do when I am having a bad day or feeling frustrated to change those thoughts and move forward. I am finding it a lot easier to make my health a priority and a lot of things just seem to be clicking into place. I still have bad days and I am still working on my goals but I know I can achieve them and to just keep practicing and moving forward. I also feel like having a commune it’s of people who are so supportive and sharing ideas was really helpful, we may not be in the same place but they are there for you when you need them."
-Joelle L
provides all the tools
"Honestly, I would recommend this program to just about anyone at any stage of their lives. The year of Self-examination is so worth it! Sometimes it is uncomfortable or even downright scary. But that's where the growth comes from - as Vanessa taught me! So whether you aren't happy with where you are in life, or you are totally happy or anywhere in between, it is still a wonderful idea to spend some time examining your belief systems, how they became your belief systems, and (gasp!) do they make sense or are changes needed? Vanessa understands that change doesn't happen overnight and I never felt rushed into anything. Gently nudged, sure. Loved unconditionally, definitely! Everyone should take this time for themselves. Most of us spend our lives staying busy with our families and jobs. Maybe we take time to exercise and that's the only "just for me" box we check. We seldom ask the deep questions of ourselves. This program will challenge you to a year of introspection and, if you do the work, a better sense of how you want to show up in the world. Vanessa provides all the tools including great coaching. You will have fellow travelers (other Authentic Selfies!) and an amazing coach-cheerleader, but the journey is yours and yours alone to take. I highly recommend the experience. We are nearly to the end of the program but I feel like my journey is just beginning." -Ruth F.
inspirational journey
"The Authentic Self Program will help everyone. This program gave me structure so I could focus on areas of my life I wanted to look at more closely. I focused on my own goals and priorities. Over the weekly and yearly practices, the same issues came up that were blocking me from living my happiest, most creative life. I journaled and it revealed interesting insights and realistic, practical ways I could move forward. It's a very creative process. At the beginning, most of us shared that we were so excited to give ourselves time to do things we wanted to do for ourselves. Many of us had served others and now it was time to really serve ourselves. I loved the goal setting and goal monitoring part during the last quarter. This propels me into the next year and it's great to have spent so much time on myself. I enjoyed the community of people who were also working on their goals. The Authentic Self concepts and tools are becoming integrated into my life and my life feels more positive and creative. I feel more confident and empowered."
-Marjie L 
EXACTLY what I needed
I’d give it a 10!
(Normally nothing gets a 10, 9 is my best) – This was EXACTLY what I needed!
-Cat Crothers
helped me stay the course
"Authentic Self program has helped me create life changing transformation. I feel I relate to others more confidently and honestly. I now am seeking out the people I choose to spend time with rather than just allowing my tribe to be there by default. I have made significant changes and decisions about my career, and I feel empowered to try new things and tackle new adventures. Authentic Self has given me to tools to be the person I want to be and to live the life I want to live. I feel I can handle anything life throws my way after doing this program; it has truly been life changing."
-Janine H
Unveil Your Wellness
I’m excited about a whole new year
"I love the energy here with this group and our leaders Adam and Vanessa Lambert. I like the way the program is organized and I like the supportive community. I’m continuing in my wellness journey this year and I’m excited about a whole new year with Unveil Your Wellness."
-Sara Jo. M
improved the quality of my life
“Bee The Wellness is the ideal platform for anyone interested in taking control of their life. The program includes mindfulness practices, nourishment and nutrition, exercise and multiple other avenues pointing toward healthy living. But for me, the most important aspect is community, and “the hive” is just a very special place with very special people. I can only say that Bee The Wellness has spectacularly improved the quality of my life…to the point that I’ve put skin in the game…”
– Ray G.
I’m down 11.5 pounds
“Since starting this program, I’ve lost almost an inch and a half off every measurement (bicep, underarm, ribs, waist, belly, hips, thighs). And I’m down 11.5 pounds. And that’s with most the year not being 100% primal and I don’t restrict my intake at all as far as calories/food. I do get at least 8 hours of sleep on average and meditate at least every other day. And I’d estimate I have been about 75% on completing the workouts. That’s pretty amazing.”
– Virginia R.
peace of mind, consistency
"This program is awesome. The coaches and participants are helpful and encouraging. I can ask questions, even if they seem silly. The checklists keep me accountable. Why would I stop? In ten months, I’ve gained more peace of mind, consistency in healthy living habits, body strength and tone, and a great group of online friends. I've lost some pounds, more inches, and a portion of my negative tendencies."
-Jen R
 I am feeling so much better
"Wow! Joining Bee The Wellness is quite possibly the best decision I’ve made in a while. Adam and Vanessa, you guys rock! I love knowing the why for everything and you guys provide that. the programming, guidance and posts and encouragement are so perfect. I am feeling so much better getting motor in tune with my body (and I thought I knew myself pretty well) refining my food and exercise. Wow just Wow! Oh and I’ve lost three pounds already!"
-Jehawn L
warm supportive group 
"With Vanessa and Adam’s coaching, I feel so much healthier. In less than a year I lost 40lbs. and I am more active, flexible and stronger. I feel better than I have in years, possibly ever. Meditating with Vanessa’s guided meditations has helped me fall asleep faster, and has reduced stress. I wouldn’t be without the guided mediations now. The “Hive” is a warm supportive group and Adam and Vanessa are extremely knowledgeable, experienced coaches, and are very kind, approachable and welcoming." 
-Tammy M
big change from feeling hopeless
"I was having health issues and my doctors kept telling me everything was normal. But I didn't feel well at all. Once I became part of this program, I changed my diet, began meditating, got my sunshine, and focused on sleep. I started to feel better. I also received lots of validation from this group and I found a more alternative doctor. Now I feel like I am on the right track. It is a big change from feeling hopeless."
-Katie S 
one of my smarter investments
"Well I signed up for a year, and that turned out to one of my smarter investments, if I do say so myself. Seriously though, I’m still around because this works! I love, love, love the community and coaches. The systems approach is great - physical, mental, food, hydration, coordination, etc. There aren't enough superlatives to describe just how amazing this program is, but I will keep trying!"
-Theresa B 
I have changed how I think
"I have changed how I think. I used to think I was a prisoner in my own life and I had no say how my time, thoughts, or emotions were engaged. Since I started meditating consistently, I feel much more in control of how I view life and what I can do to be free from my old prison. I also feel like the constant accountability, shared thoughts of others in this group and the coaches keeping us challenged, motivated, and staying positive through it all has massively aided me though my personal journey. I’m very blessed to have found this group and this program. Thank you!"
-Jacinda P
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